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Old 10-07-2010, 07:06 PM
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their great trucks. I just got my first car, a 1978 f250 custom with a highly modified 351M. I got it from free from my dad, and i'm working on getting it into a drivable stage by the time I turn 16 in 2 years
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^^^ Likewise, I bought my truck when i was 15, paid $850 for it, 78 F150 reg cab long box, 351m-headers, performer intake, holley 4bbl, C6, NP205, i bought that March 14, 2010 at 4:30pm, I remember it like it was yesterday....hah, i drove it to the gas station with the gas tank in the box lol. The motor puked on me last saturday, so shes gettin a 400 and im swappin those goodies off the old motor onto her next weekend!
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The motor puked on me last saturday, so shes gettin a 400 and im swappin those goodies off the old motor onto her next weekend!

Dang, that sucks. What happened?
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It's old, was on my way home from my girlfriends house, its about a 25mi drive on back roads, about 10:30pm, I had to stop 4 times to get out and add 2.5 quarts of oil to her on my way home, i was about a half mile from my house and i had ZERO oil pressure, as the gauge hung limp. So i slipped her in nuetral and let her idol down and kept it runnin so i could still have power steering and brakes, i was doing 45 when i did that and just coasted home. Shes still sitting in the exact same spot right now out in my driveway as it was a week ago with a quart of oil on the driveway. It also growled like a mother from shot bottom end bearings, those bad bearings (im pretty sure) have killed the crank, and it leaks from almost every gasket and seal haha. It needs a full on overhaul to get that thing goin again. So i just decided to toss that motor and i have a 400 that i can toss into it and throw some new seals in it for wwwaaayyy cheaper, than to fix the 351m. Besides, who doesnt want 49 more FREE cubes, eh?
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i bought a 78 ranger xlt. fully loaded. 2wd white truck when i was 15. sold it when i turned 17 and got into building cars. since then i have owned 5 dents off and on (22 yrs old now) My dad has had the same 79 f250 4x4 since his senior year in high school. for the last 15 years it has been on farm duty and it ROUGH
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1st ride was in a '77 F150 on the way home from the hospital
beg him to keep the truck for me
told me when I turn 16 there will be newer and better things
I bought a '79 F-250 , guess it was newer and a little better but still wanted that '77
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My grandpa taught me to drive his 1976 ford f250 when i was 9. had a hell of a time reachin the pedals. he gave it to me for my 12th birthday. i drive it everyday and im 17 now.
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My first was a 1967 GTO when I was 16, sold it and was looking for a Harley when I was 18 and my mom hated the idea of a bike so my stepdad gave me a 1957 Ford F100 short box for my birthday. Not a dent but I wished I still had that truck.
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My first car was a 84 Ford EXP could not get a 70's Ford truck or Mustang or anything like that then was told insurance would be to high an I was not working at 16 yet. I had noway to parents went through a divorce an I had to do visits on weekends. I could not get it then but fast forward over 12 years an here it sits & next will be a 60'S Mustang. It might have not been my first but it & Mustang will be my last thats for sure.
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My first was a 1967 GTO when I was 16, sold it and was looking for a Harley when I was 18 and my mom hated the idea of a bike so my stepdad gave me a 1957 Ford F100 short box for my birthday. Not a dent but I wished I still had that truck.
Dang I would love to have a '57 F-100 and a '67 GTO !
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First car was and is a 1978 F250 Custom, 400, NP435, NP205. Been in my blood for about 3 months now since I first saw it.

Been fixin it for a month now, and it still only runs when it feels like it. I'm 17 and I plan on givin it to my kids, if it doesn't kill me first!!!

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Yupp i bought myself a 1979 F250 4x4 custom off a family friend for $2500 at the age of 15, ive recently turned 16 and have been driving my beast, its in the process of being restored...
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With some help from my dad I bought this 79 F-150 brand new from Ford when I was 17, just a few months away from being 18.

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By the time I was 19 it looked like this, ran a stop sign being a stupid kid and totaled it. Since this truck they have been in my blood.

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beautiful truck Ranger!
shame to see how it ended but been there done that, only thing different is we rebuilt my 97 from a new frame up
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Right now I'm 16 and my '73 is my first truck/vehicle, and I am in love with it lol. Did any of y'all have a dentside as your first truck/vehicle?
Well, I'm 17 and I've just got a '79 f-100 long box, and I'm trying to figure out some stuff with the engine, but it's a work in progress!

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